Crockett Lake Riparian 2012

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will use this grant to purchase 393 acres along Crockett Lake. Crockett Lake is located on Whidbey Island in Ebey’s Landing Reserve, a unit of the National Park Service, and is nationally recognized as a critically important coastal wetland system. Approximately 95 percent of the property to be acquired is riparian habitat, resulting in nearly the entire wetland system being protected. The project will also include removal of invasive plant species and restoration activities to enhance the wetland values present on the site.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whidbey Camano Land Trust Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $ 883,221.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,450,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Active RCO Project # 12-1535
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Location Details

From Clinton Ferry terminal, head north on State Highway 525. Turn left onto State Highway 20 and head toward the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry terminal. To see the properties: (a) take a left onto Koenig Lane which becomes Perry Drive where Parcels 1 and 2 can be viewed; (b) at the Wannamaker/Highway 20 intersection, keep on Wannamaker - Parcels 4-6 can be viewed; and (c) at the Wannamaker/Highway 20 intersection, stay on the highway and continue to the ferry landing - Parcel 3 and Parcels 4 and 7 can be viewed.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.